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February 2, 2021
A new agreement with Hyundai Global Services (HGS) is set to dramatically expand the number of vessels deploying Tekomar XPERT, the leading software for engine performance optimization. HGS will recommend the solution as an enhancement option for all vessels built by Hyundai Heavy Industries from 2018.
ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT uses advanced modelling based on operational data to optimize engine performance. The combination of Tekomar XPERT’s outstanding analytic capabilities and robust input from Hyundai’s own onboard data systems – Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS) and DATS – will enable ship operators to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and achieve optimal engine performance.
Hyundai Global Service said in a statement: “Hyundai Global Service aims to provide an integrated smart ship environment for optimizing operational efficiency. By combining high-quality and reliable data insight from Tekomar XPERT with our best-in-class proprietary systems, ISS and DATS, we are taking a leap forward in the way ship engines are serviced.”
“We are delighted to have received this recognition from one of the world’s biggest shipbuilders and a leading engine OEM,” said Cristian Corotto, Global head of Digital Customer solutions, ABB Turbocharging. “Harnessing the combined data solutions from ABB and Hyundai will improve the capabilities of ship operators to transform their engine data into actionable insights.”
The agreement follows a pilot project in 2019 in which Hyundai Global Services worked with a satellite communications company to provide remote support services to its customers’ vessels. At the same time, the company deployed Tekomar XPERT to provide deeper insights on engine performance from data gathered via Hyundai’s Integrated Smartship Solution platform.
Tekomar XPERT is fully compatible with Hyundai’s ISS and DATS systems - as well as solutions from other OEMs, shipbuilders and platform providers - thanks to the recent introduction of a continuous performance evaluation function that enables Tekomar XPERT to process data from edge computing platforms.
The partnership with Hyundai is the latest development in the accelerating roll out of Tekomar XPERT, which can be used to optimize the performance of any marine engine, regardless of the brand or maker. With this move, Tekomar XPERT advances the strategy of enabling compatibility and connectivity with any digital platform and data provider.
Image Caption: HGS Digital Innovation Center. ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT integrated in the monitoring systems (ISS/DATS) to monitor and analyze engine performance
Notes to editors
Hyundai Global Service (www.hyundai-gs.com) contributes to make the Earth a better environment through applying high technology and digital innovation through our service in the industry. Our company serves not only complete lifecycle solutions for the vessels and power plant of its customers but also various options for decarbonized and sustainable future by maximizing efficiency and performance. In 2020, Hyundai Global Service’s net sales are expected to reach USD 1.0 billion with approximately 600 employees. HGS has guaranteed over 3,600 commercial ships and over 40 site power plant locations in more than 700 clients around the world. This specialized company is 100% subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group a global leader in shipbuilding industries.
ABB Turbocharging (www.abb.com/turbocharging) is at the helm of the global industry in the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines. Our innovative leading-edge technology enables our customers to increase their performance; producing lower emissions, and improving fuel consumption even in the toughest environments. Approximately 200,000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, power stations, gen-sets, diesel locomotives and large, off-highway vehicles. We have over 100 Service Stations in more than 50 countries globally and a wide service portfolio that guarantees Original Parts and Original Service anytime, anywhere.
Process Automation: ABB’s Process Automation business is a leader in automation, electrification and digitalization for the process and hybrid industries. We serve our customers with a broad portfolio of products, systems, and end-to-end solutions, including our #1 distributed control system, software, and lifecycle services, industry-specific products as well as measurement and analytics, marine and turbocharging offerings. As the global #2 in the market, we build on our deep domain expertise, diverse team and global footprint, and are dedicated to helping our customers increase competitiveness, improve their return on investment and run safe, smart, and sustainable operations.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com
ABB Switzerland Ltd, Turbocharging